Enjoy "Digging Into the Gardens" blog, written by Denver Botanic Gardens' staff. Learn about gardening, horticulture, research, conservation, special events, art, tours and much more. 

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How to Bare Root Plant This Spring

May 16, 2024 Grace Johnson

As spring arrives, teased with warm sunny days, and occasionally delayed by blasts of wintry weather interludes, the horticulturists at Chatfield Farms are hard at work. Clearing debris and last year

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Book Release! “Shrouded In Light”

May 7, 2024 Kevin Williams

Shrublands exist all around us, thriving in almost any environmental condition, from the desiccating sunshine of the endless sagebrush steppe to the deep, private shade of moist forests. These diverse

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2023 Science: Year in Review

April 30, 2024 Research & Conservation

Our 2023 Science Year in Review has been published. This report highlights significant milestones like the 100,00th accession into the natural history collections and the 55 years of dedicated service

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Spirit Guides Bridge Art and Environment

April 26, 2024 Exhibits Department

The exhibition Spirit Guides: Fantastical Creatures from the Workshop of Jacobo and María Ángeles opens this Sunday, April 28. Brightly colored and richly patterned, the eight fantastical creatures in

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How to Build Your Event Dream Team

April 24, 2024 Bridget Molloy

Reflect on a memorable event you’ve attended. What do you remember? For most, memories of sensory experiences such as the aesthetics, food and music come to mind. Everything flows perfectly and the

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75 Years of Spring Plant Sale

April 22, 2024 Special Events

Spring Plant Sale has been a Denver staple for 75 years. In 1949 it started its journey as a plant auction and antique sale by the Colorado Forestry and Horticulture Association (CFHA) who later

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Watering Home Landscapes

April 19, 2024 Erik Howshar

Conserving water is of great importance in the west. Despite an abundance of moisture last year, there will be droughts as the climate warms and becomes more arid. Water in the west is complex; it’s

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Celebrate Earth Day with Us

April 15, 2024 Exhibits Department

Since its inception, Earth Day has been a day to celebrate our wonderful world and advocate for the environment that all life depends upon. The first Earth Day in 1970 saw more than 20 million people

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April Walking Tour – The Joy of Spring

April 10, 2024 Jennifer Miller

Spring arrives like a lovable goof — one day, merrily sending up snowdrops, the next, losing all concentration and leaving us knee-deep in snow. Yet, even on the snowiest day, there’s a current of

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